What is Minor Oral Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can do a large number of surgical interventions in the mouth. The term "Minor oral surgery" refers to smaller operations and includes removing wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and severely broken-down teeth, as well as apicectomies, biopsies and other procedures. Treatment Procedures are usually performed using routine local anaesthetic (injections) although sometimes sedation can be provided if necessary.
Removal of the impacted tooth, extraction of the badly decayed or damaged tooth, to repair fractures of jaw and other facial bones, biopsy of the oral lesions, to place implants, orthognathic surgery to correct the facial appearance, to repair cleft lip and cleft palate,
Wisdom Teeth Surgery
| Cyst Removal
| Tongue Tie Correction
| Placement of Dental Implants
Candidate For Facial Surgery
Although facial surgery can provide a number of positive advantages, it can put certain amount of stress on the patient's body. Because of this patients need to attain certain minimum health requirements to be able to undergo this surgery. Severe chronic illnesses may prevent patients from undergoing this surgery and heart and lung disease can also be prohibitive. In some cases, diabetic patients may not be able to undergo facial surgery.
Your initial appointment with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon will include a consultation explaining your diagnosis and the possible treatment options. On certain occasions, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the consultation visit.
Preparing For Facial Surgery
On the day of surgery, clean your face with a mild cleanser.
- Do not wear make-up on the day of surgery.
- Do not use any exfoliating scrubs, hydroxyl acid products or Retin-A™ for one week prior to any cosmetic surgery.
- Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before the operation.
Implants are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing and act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone where the bone bonds with the titanium and creates a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Then, small posts, called abutments, are connected to the implant, and they project out through the gums. The abutments provide stable foundation for the attachment of new artificial replacement teeth.
| Cleft Lip
| Dental Implant
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